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Vezzoso Earns New Award from The Group Travel Family

SALEM, Ohio — The Group Travel Family recently inducted Joseph Vezzoso, vice president of French Lick Resort and French Lick and Baden Springs Hotels, into the Order of the Golden Lightstick.

Vezzoso is the first recipient of this prestigious and highly coveted travel industry recognition.

“Mr. Vezzoso’s dedication to the travel industry, and group market segment in particular, sets him apart,” said Joe Cappuzzello of The Group Travel Family.

In directing French Lick Resorts’ visibility in the group travel market, Vezzoso has spearheaded the hosting of four major conferences in only four years.

French Lick Resort has hosted Boomers In Groups 2018, the Select Traveler Conference 2019 and the African American Travel Conference 2019 and will host the upcoming Small Market Meetings Conference 2020. In total, Vezzoso’s efforts have showcased French Lick Resort to travel planners who organize and influence over 100,000 group travelers annually.

The Order of the Golden Lightstick originated at French Lick Resort from the Group Travel Family staff’s use of handheld light sticks in delegate movement at its conferences.

“It seemed a natural to bestow a ceremonial light stick on Joe Vezzoso for all of the direction he has given French Lick Resort and the travel industry,” said Charlie Presley of The Group Travel Family.